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Manchester United: Fans react to Nicky Butt’s promotion

Manchester United: Fans react to Nicky Butt’s promotion - Manchester United

Manchester United fans have been reacting on Twitter to the news that Nicky Butt has been promoted to Head of First Team Development, per the club’s official website.

The change has been made as the club continue to reshape their backroom staff and will mean the legend will work closely with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

In a statement on the club’s official website, United said that Butt will report directly to his former team-mate and is responsible for creating “a seamless journey for young players stepping up to the next level”.

Butt has already played a key role for Manchester United since hanging up his boots as he has helped to push through a number of the youth players into the first-team during his tenure as the head of the academy since 2016.

He played an important role in helping the likes of Mason Greenwood, James Garner and Tahith Chong in progressing and developing their own games to a high standard and has seen them given a chance whilst the Red Devils tour Australia as part of their pre-season preparations.

Talking about the new position, Butt said: “Manchester United is in my DNA and this is a very proud moment for me as I take on this new role. I am passionate about nurturing, developing and coaching the talent we have here to become top players at this club.

“Under Ole’s leadership, our vision will ensure that we continue to provide the right environment for our young players to thrive in.”

Fans have taken to Twitter to share their delight to the news and many have been reacting in a positive fashion, with many believing it to be a great move by Manchester United.

Here are just some of their reactions…

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